Likelihood of developing cancer in Canadian females by type 2015

This statistic displays the lifetime probability of developing cancer among females in Canada by cancer type, as of 2015. There was a lifetime probability of 1.8 percent that a female in Canada would develop melanoma during her lifetime. Cancer is one of the leading causes of premature death and around 44 percent of individuals in Canada will develop this disease during their lifetime.

Lifetime probability of developing cancer among females in Canada as of 2015, by type

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Release date

September 2019



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Supplementary notes

The probability of developing cancer is calculated based on age- and sex-specific cancer incidence and mortality rates for Canada in 2015.
* “All cancers” include in situ bladder cancer except for Ontario and exclude non-melanoma skin cancer (neoplasms, NOS; epithelial neoplasms, NOS; and basal and squamous).
CNS: central nervous system
NOS: not otherwise specified

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